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The photo shows the Turntable Road-Marking Test System

Test facilities

Air pollutant measuring stations on roads

Due to the harm posed by air pollution over roads to the environment and residents, relevant European guidelines were converted into national legislation specifying limiting, target and threshold values for selected air pollutants to ensure the protection of human health and the environment. To measure the pollutants nitrogen oxygen NOx as well ozone O3 and particulate matter PM10 / PM2,5 / PM1 the Federal Highway Research Institute BASt currently maintains three sections on heavily travelled motorways. more ...: Air pollutant measuring stations on roads …

The picture shows the measuring station at the A 61 (refer to: Air pollutant measuring stations on roads)

Lab for acoustic scale model technology

To reduce costs, traffic obstructions and lengthy examinations BASt uses this lab for investigations and measurements using models of the traffic structures and the residential structures surrounding them which are as little as a twentieth of the original size. more ...: Lab for acoustic scale model technology …

The picture shows a scientist measuring noise at the lab for acoustic model technology (refer to: Lab for acoustic scale model technology)

Light hall

For technical testing and inspection of lighting systems BASt uses its 70-meter-long and 12-meter-high, completely dark light hall. more ...: Light hall …

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Testing area A4

In order to be able to control traffic on federal highways, the traffic volume must be detected and processed in real time. With the help of appropriate technology, congestions can be detected, the approaching traffic can be warned and the speed can be adapted to the situation at an early stage. more ...: Testing area A4 …

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Turntable road-marking test system (RPA)

Seeing and being seen are important preconditions for safety on the road. The latter particularly applies to road markings which can be considered as an essential element of visual guidance for the road user. Motorists (including motorcyclists), in particular, must be able to trust these road markings, both in the daytime and at night – and particularly in wet conditions. more ...: Turntable road-marking test system (RPA) …

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Vehicle engineering test facility (FTVA) – Driving dynamics test area

The Vehicle engineering test facility (FTVA) of BASt includes an outside proving ground that is used for testing of vehicle safety, tyre/pavement issues and the safety of road equipment components. more ...: Vehicle engineering test facility (FTVA) – Driving dynamics test area …

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Vehicle-pavement interaction facility (PFF)

One of the Federal Highway Research Institute’s research goals is to eliminate or at least reduce environmental stress caused by road traffic. This includes minimization of noise generated by road traffic. more ...: Vehicle-pavement interaction facility (PFF) …

The picture shows the BASt's vehicle-pavement interaction test facility  (refer to: Vehicle-pavement interaction facility (PFF))